Cold War And The Czechoslovak Coup Of '48

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This will test your knowledge of the events in the beginning of the Cold War and a few key events of the Czechoslovak Coup of 1948.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    List two events that occurred in the Czechoslovak Coup of 1948. (2 pts) You may use bullet points.
  • 2. 
    Why did Czechoslovakia reject the Marshall Plan?
  • 3. 
    Briefly explain the organization of NATO.
  • 4. 
    What does the term 'Cold War' describe?
    • A. 

      The tension between Russia and the East on one hand, and the Ukraine and the Balkans on the other.

    • B. 

      The antagonism between the United States and the West on one hand, and the Soviet Union and the East on the other

    • C. 

      The antagonism between the United States and the West on one hand, and China and Asia

    • D. 

      The antagonism between the Trizonia States and the West on one hand, and the Baltic Nations on the other

  • 5. 
    The economic rivalry between Cold War countries was called "The Great Contest" for what reason?
    • A. 

      It was a contest to see which would create the most businesses in the East versus in the West

    • B. 

      It was a contest to see which would provide the most jobs for the societies

    • C. 

      It was a contest between ideas of capitalism and Marxism

    • D. 

      It was an idea contest between socialism and communism

  • 6. 
    In 1918-1921 there was a _________________ in the new Soviet State with included foreign intervention from the USA and Britain. 
    • A. 

      Famine

    • B. 

      Civil War and the Polish invasion

    • C. 

      Economic Crisis

    • D. 

      State of Stalinism

  • 7. 
    The Communist threat from Soviet Russia became less important in the 1930's with the arrival of ______. 
    • A. 

      The Second World War

    • B. 

      The Polish Invasion

    • C. 

      The Weimar Republic

    • D. 

      The Great Depression

  • 8. 
    When Hitler came to power in Germany, the relations between the USA and the USSR began to ______.
    • A. 

      Get worse

    • B. 

      Improve

    • C. 

      Remain the same as it was

  • 9. 
    Stalin's purge in _______________ created another rise in the anti-Soviet attitudes in the USA. 
    • A. 

      1920-1925

    • B. 

      1935-1937

    • C. 

      1945-1950

    • D. 

      1923

  • 10. 
    When the Big 3 met in Tehran in 1943, they agreed to restore Soviet Russia's borders with ----------- to pre-1918 borders.
    • A. 

      Ukraine

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Poland

    • D. 

      Estonia

  • 11. 
    The conferences at ___________ and _____________ in 1945 were the start of a breakdown in the Grand Alliance. There were four main areas of disagreement at these conferences: Germany, Poland, economic reconstruction, and nuclear weapons. 
    • A. 

      Yalta and Potsdam

    • B. 

      Munich and Paris

    • C. 

      Berlin and Tehran

    • D. 

      London and Versailles

  • 12. 
    Tensions rose even further after US president Roosevelt's death in April, 1945 and the Vice President, ___________, took a hardline approach to the Soviet Union. 
    • A. 

      James Byrnes

    • B. 

      George Marshall

    • C. 

      Winston Churchill

    • D. 

      Harry Truman

  • 13. 
    The atomic bomb was tested in July 1945. This bomb gave the USA a negotiation 'tool' during the  __________ conference. Diplomats disagreed on whether or not a nuclear partnership would be made with Soviet Russia. 
    • A. 

      Tehran

    • B. 

      Brussells

    • C. 

      Yalta

    • D. 

      Potsdam

  • 14. 
    Which are two of the five 'D's, or agreements made about what was to be done with Germany after WWII?
    • A. 

      Decentralization and denationalization

    • B. 

      Denationalization and democratization

    • C. 

      Denazification and decentralization

    • D. 

      Demilitarisation and defenestration

  • 15. 
    ______________'s Long Telegram sent from Russia, said that Russia was an expansionist state which would never co-operate with the USA. 
    • A. 

      Marshall

    • B. 

      Kennan

    • C. 

      Moltov

  • 16. 
    The 'rotten apple' concept, which was similar to the 'domino theory' said that if one country became __________ it would contaminate the countries surrounding it. 
    • A. 

      Capitalist

    • B. 

      Communist

    • C. 

      Free

    • D. 

      Democratic

  • 17. 
    The Marshall Plan was set up to provide aid to ____________ 
    • A. 

      Balkan countries recovering after the war

    • B. 

      European countries recovering after the war

    • C. 

      Russia to recover from the war

    • D. 

      Only to Germany to help them recover from the war

  • 18. 
    The ____________________ was the other half 'of the same walnut' with the Marshall Plan. 
    • A. 

      Molotov Plan

    • B. 

      The Domino Theory

    • C. 

      Truman Doctrine

    • D. 

      The Great Divide

  • 19. 
    Bizonia was an joint rule of Germany between ________ and _________ after WWII. 
    • A. 

      The UK and France

    • B. 

      The USSR and France

    • C. 

      The UK and USA

    • D. 

      France and the USA

  • 20. 
    Because of the currency reforms and the tightening of the trizonia in Germany, the Soviets put pressure on the west by cutting off rail, road and freight traffic into _________. 
    • A. 

      Munich

    • B. 

      Berlin

    • C. 

      Moscow

    • D. 

      Leningrad

  • 21. 
    In 1946 elections in Czechoslovakia, the KSč, the _________________, won 38% of the vote for the largest number of seats in parliament
    • A. 

      Socialist nationalist party

    • B. 

      Democratic party

    • C. 

      Social democtrats

    • D. 

      Communist party

  • 22. 
    After the 1946 elections, President Beneš selected Klement ˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇ as Prime Minister to represent the Parliament.
    • A. 

      Gottwald

    • B. 

      Masaryk

    • C. 

      Yeltsin

    • D. 

      Nosek

  • 23. 
    As head of the police force,  ___________ was able to use his power to fire people who were not communist and replace them with communists. 
    • A. 

      Gottwald

    • B. 

      Benes

    • C. 

      Nosek

    • D. 

      Masaryk

  • 24. 
    When did the Czechoslovak  Coup occur?
    • A. 

      February 1948

    • B. 

      December 1948

    • C. 

      February 1945

    • D. 

      December 1945

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